2nd Biofuel: Food vs. Fuel Debate Forum (2nd Biofuel: Food vs)
|Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2009||End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2009|
|Registration Date: Mar 10, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Jan 30, 2009|
Soaring fuel prices and an increase in energy demand make power generation from biomass more economically competitive than ever before, but is it really worth the trouble, especially looking on the Food vs. Biofuel debate and the concerns from UN food organization? Food vs. Fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production in detriment of the food supply on a global scale. The debate is internationally controversial, with good and valid arguments on all sides of this ongoing debate. There is disagreement about how significant is this, what is causing it, what the impact is and what can or should be done about it. Join us on this 2-day forum and get a chance to participate on this intensive debate on the future of Biofuels in South Africa. What should be adopted and what should be avoided? Should the concentration of the industry be on the 2nd generation biofuels?